Beijing–Shijiazhuang High-Speed Railway

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway
Beijing–Shijiazhuang Section
Type High-speed rail
Status operational
Locale China
Termini Beijing West Railway Station
Shijiazhuang Railway Station
Opened December 26, 2012
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Line length 281 km (175 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 50 Hz, 25,000 V

Beijing–Shijiazhuang High-Speed Railway (simplified Chinese: 京石客运专线; traditional Chinese: 京石客運專線; pinyin: Jīng-Shí Kèyùn Zhuān Xiàn) is a 281-kilometre high-speed rail line between Beijing and Shijiazhuang in China opened on 26 December 2012 after 4 years of construction.[1] The total investment is 43.87 billion yuan.[2] The design speed is 350 km/h, and the opening cut travel times between Beijing and Shijiazhuang from 2 hours to about 1 hour. This railway is the northern section of the 2100 km high-speed Jinggang line connecting Beijing and Guangzhou, but also speeds up trains between Beijing and Taiyuan, which continue on the Shitai Passenger Railway.